Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
shopping season is going so far. we know that those november retail sales reflected sandy and some other one-time issues. what do you think really is happening behind the scenes in terms of what's happening for holiday shopping? >> well, i think it's the same story every year. the promotions start early, black friday's always a big weekend, this year was no different, and it depends on who you listen to nrf was very optimistic about the estimates, gallup was not so much, and then the sandy-related numbers. there are clear winners and losers here. it's the sandy blameathon, clearly, but some of the winners and losers walmart and limited. >> walmart and limited. who do you think is in trouble. we saw gap shares down by 7%. is that a reflection of the dividend they won't be paying or the special dividend. is there something more with what's going on with stores there? >> well, i think everybody's nervous now, certainly. again, after you saw the tough numbers in november, the question is, do retailers get nervous? do they press the pedal in terms of more and more promotions? gap yesterday wa
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
. we had a little problem because of what happened with hurricane sandy, but we'll still have about 100,000 new jobs. we're approaching, it must be about four million jobs now that have been created. it doesn't nearly make up what was lost during the bush years, but we're making progress. mr. president, people in america realize we can no longer have the top-down economy that the republicans so loved during the bush years and what they wanted to create again with governor romney. so, mr. president, i'd be happy to take a look at the proposal that the president -- that my friend, the republican leader, has shown us. if we can come up with something like we did when they created this other furor by refusing to increase the debt where we had an ability to come here and have a couple of votes to determine if we were going to increase it, if that's what they want to do again, i'd be happy to seriously take a look at that and report to the white house and my caucus. but until then, i object. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: objection having been heard. mr. mcconnell: mr. p
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
to tell you about on our companion network, c-span 3. the response to hurricane sandy at 10:00 a.m. eastern. at 3:00 p.m. the coalition for fiscal and national security looks at how national security is affected by the deficit. speakers include mike mullen and the former chair of the armed services committee. later, the subject for strategic and international studies hosts of forum on the u.s. relationship with china. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern. >> we are at the new york state museum. this is art gallery dedicated to the history of this september 11 attacks on the world trade center. it is a gallery to tell the story about the first moments of the attack using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. we put this in a place where the public can touch it. it gives a tangible experience. this is a piece of steel from the north tower. this is a dramatically damaged piece of steel. you can see the opening scene where the windows would have been. this metal strip on the front of the building. every piece marks which side of the building it is on, so we research that.